Police Officer John Stanley Gordon

Police Officer John Stanley Gordon

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 28, 1951

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John Stanley Gordon

Officer Gordon died from head injury while chasing two suspicious people with his partner on Oxford Street near Clarion. During the chase, he crashed into a wall striking his head suffering a fractured skull. He was taken to St. Lukes hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

Officer Gordon served with the Philadelphia Police Department for nine years and was a member of the old motor bandit patrol. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 1599

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

foot pursuit, suspicious person

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 61rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2012

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